Ryan Semple gives Boston United’s 4-3-3 formation the thumbs up

Ryan Semple
Ryan Semple

RYAN Semple believes Boston United’s new 4-3-3 formation is the key for him grabbing more goals.

The winger is relishing his new role, playing on the right-hand side of a three-pronged attack, scoring three times in two pre-season friendlies.

His latest came against Wigan’s reserve squad on Saturday.

And he was quick to point out it’s not the first time he’s netted against Premier League opponents.

“It’s only the second time I’ve done it – I scored for Lincoln against Liverpool,” he said, bragging the fact to his Pilgrims teammates.

However, Semple’s main focus is the new formation Jason Lee and Lee Canoville hope will give Boston the edge in the Blue Square Bet North this season.

“We played 4-3-3 again,” he added. “It’s slightly different to what done.

“But I like the formation. I’m happy to be on the wing in a 4-4-2, but I like it playing up top.

“I try to get at players and create goals, but I also like to score goals and that position helps me.”

Manager Lee reckons that starting with three up front can give Semple and Kevin Holsgrove greater freedom to get into attacking positions.

He told The Standard: “The new formation looks really goods.

“I definitely feel we can get more out of Semple.

“Personnel dictates how we play, but we’ve identified that Holsgrove can play in a three as well.

“They’re both attack minded and direct. This gets them in attacking areas and they’ll get past people.

“We believe Semple can get more goals given the opportunity.

“He’s sometimes wasted on the wing. He goes past people but we feel he can get more goals.”